Tag Archives: WordPress

Why PHP?


PHP is a strange and (let’s get it over with) ugly, little language. It’s not exceptionally fast. It’s not beautiful syntactically. It’s not formulated around a clear opinion. And it’s still what I write a lot of software in. The obvious question is: why? Well, It’s EVERYWHERE… There are a lot of reasons to know […]

Require Featured Image Plugin Now Supports All WordPress Post Types


I found some time over the recent holidays to update our free and simple Required Featured Image plugin. So I’m excited to tell you about an important new feature: it now works for Posts, Pages, and custom post types. (Relevantly, I just wrote a post at WPShout about how and why you’d use custom post […]

We Bought a Website!


We didn’t have time to share this last week, but we are pretty excited that we bought a little WordPress-focused site called WPShout. We did manage to get a post out over there about the transition of that site, but we thought it also made good sense to go into a little detail about what […]

Simplest WordPress Security Win: Always Be Updating


Security is a big and complex area. Everything from the quality of your encryption algorithms, the privileges of your file access policy, and the nature of your cryptographic signature are part of security. But even without understanding what I meant by any of those things, you can still have a big impact on the security. […]

Four Things a WordPress Theme Shouldn’t Do


Spurred on by this strongly worded, and spot-on, post I saw from Leland at Theme Labs¬†about why a theme should never include its own shortcodes, I’ve finally written my thoughts about what WordPress themes are doing wrong. The Problem with the WordPress Ecosystem One of the greatest things about using WordPress is that there are […]